Less frenzied than any of its
neighbouring Canary Islands and now protected from over development,
Fuerteventura has refused to be spoilt by tourism ... just in time.
The resorts are surrounded by
beautiful white sandy beaches untrammeled by Spanish Costa-style
Follow the near deserted roads around
the island and they will take you through some of the most staggering
scenery - from barren volcanic mountains to vast, deserted sand dunes.
note about the Canaries; Cockroaches are common inhabitants of
the islands and frequent visitors to apartments...especially those on
the ground floor.
|Flight time: Approx 4 hours
Time Difference: Same as UK
Currency: Euro see
translated Fuerteventura means 'windy island' and fortunately, in the
summer months it merely brings relief and slams doors.
However in winter, not only can the
breeze feel bracing, it can sometimes whip up some cooler, changeable
weather from the Atlantic.
Even in the summer months the sea can
be choppy and only strong swimmers should attempt bathing off the
Unsuprisingly the island hosts a
windsurfing competition in August.
||Enjoy Fuerteventura with a good guide book
- Most holiday brochures show
pictures of beautiful, deserted, white sandy beaches and it's true
to say they are a spectacular feature, but you do have to travel to
see the best ones. At Jandia they are on your
doorstep, Corralejo has some beauties on the edge
of town while Caleta de Fuste's sand is imported.
- The contrast between the volcanic
landscape of the mountain ranges and the mile upon mile of sand
dunes near Corrajelo is so breathtaking nothing can
prepare you for it.
- Outside of the main resorts,
entertainment consists of camel safaris, a zoo and maybe a daytrip
over to nearby Lanzarote for a look at Fire Mountain. TIP:
Many organised trips to Lanzarote take in the beaches of Papagayo -
very nice, but not even on a par with Fuerteventura's own beaches.
- Puerto del Rosario is only recommended for large town lovers -
there is very little for tourists except nightmare traffic and
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